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Boston Scientific Foundation

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Predicted deadline: Jul 1, 2024

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Health Care Access & Delivery Preventative Healthcare

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County Show all


The Boston Scientific Foundation

The Boston Scientific Foundation’s mission is to improve health and open up educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged persons, with an emphasis on communities where Boston Scientific employees live and work in the United States.


Our health-related grants aim to improve the health of those with significant unmet needs by enhancing access and quality of care, and supporting disease prevention and awareness efforts.

Programs that aim to improve the health of those who are economically disadvantaged, with a focus on cancer, respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, diabetes, gastrointestinal OR urologic diseases and disorders through any ONE of these approaches. 

  • Disease prevention
  • Disease awareness and diagnosis
  • access to care
  • Quality of care 

Grants to benefit economically disadvantaged populations in health programs are defined as programs with:

  • Minimum of 50% of program participants uninsured/underinsured at 200% of poverty or lower OR
  • Funding directed to participants at 200% of poverty or lower

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Organizations must be recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt entity [501(c) (3)], or a public school or agency that meets our Foundation’s primary goal of improving health and opening up educational opportunities for economically disadvantaged persons.
  • All submissions must target the needs of economically disadvantaged populations within 30 miles of the geographies listed below.
    • Massachusetts (Cambridge, Marlborough or Quincy)
    • Indiana (Spencer)
    • Minnesota (Twin Cities)
    • California (San Jose, Valencia)
  • To qualify for a Boston Scientific Foundation grant, you must also certify that your organization does not discriminate in who you serve or who you hire on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state, or local law requiring equal opportunity.
  • You also must certify that your organization does not advocate, support, or practice activities that discriminate with regard to any of the aforementioned protected classes.


  • We are currently not accepting grant requests for dental health, mental health, legal support/advocacy for healthcare coverage, care for the caregivers and homeopathic care.
  • In addition, we do not fund dollars towards stipends for program participation.
  • The Boston Scientific Foundation does not support:
    • Medical research, educational seminars, conferences, or symposia
    • Post-market research studies
    • Fellowships
    • In-Kind Donations (product, etc.)
    • Capital campaigns
    • Endowment fund drives
    • Fundraising events such as walks, runs, golf tournaments and dinners
    • Requests for general operating funds
    • Individuals
    • Faith-based organizations or clubs, unless funds will be used to support programs that are open to the public and/or directly serve the public interest
    • Political campaigns, fraternal or lobbying groups
    • Organizations outside the US

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This page was last reviewed September 05, 2023 and last updated January 25, 2023